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John Romita Sr.

John Romita Sr.

Nationality: American

Biography:
(American, b. 1930): John Romita Sr. started drawing comics after spending a year in commercial art. His first jobs were done for the Atlas group in 1949, and he drew mostly horror and romance stories, but also war, western, and crime features. After the Atlas implosion, Romita Sr. went to DC, where he drew romance stories for eight years.

After that, it was back to Marvel, where he initially inked The Avengers and drew Daredevil. However, Romita Sr.'s most celebrated work was done for the Amazing Spider-Man, the feature he took over when Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko left Marvel in 1966.

Under Romita Sr.'s tenure, Spider-Man became one of the comic field's most popular characters. Romita Sr. left his regular Spider-Man art chores in the early seventies to become an Art Director at Marvel in the Special Projects Department, and as Art Director for Marvel Books. In 1977, Romita Sr. briefly drew the syndicated Spider-Man newspaper comic strip. His son, John Romita Jr., is also an artist at Marvel

 

John Romita Sr. Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971)....
Lot 92203
Auction 7177
Saturday, February 24, 2018
$478,000
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #121 "The Night Gwen Stacy Died" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #121 "The Night Gwen Stacy Died" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973)....
Lot 92254
Auction 7073
Saturday, February 23, 2013
$286,800
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 92199
Auction 7124
Saturday, February 20, 2016
$179,250
John Romita Sr. Spider-Man Preliminary Original Art (Marvel Comics, c. 1970s)
John Romita Sr. Spider-Man Preliminary Original Art (Marvel Comics, c. 1970s)....
Lot 11198
Auction 121809
Sunday, March 4, 2018
$717.00
John Romita Sr. and Joe Rubinstein Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11 "Thundra" Page 17 Spot Illustr...
John Romita Sr. and Joe Rubinstein Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11 "Thundra" Page 17 Spot Illustratio...
Lot 14141
Auction 121808
Sunday, February 25, 2018
$2,270.50

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
John Romita Sr. Daredevil #16 Story Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)
John Romita Sr. Daredevil #16 Story Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)....
Lot 91044
Auction 7187
Thursday, May 10, 2018
$8,000.00
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #61 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #61 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 91045
Auction 7187
Thursday, May 10, 2018
$55,000.00
John Romita Sr. and Joe Sinnott Amazing Spider-Man Aim Toothpaste Giveaway #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1980)
John Romita Sr. and Joe Sinnott Amazing Spider-Man Aim Toothpaste Giveaway #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1980)....
Lot 91046
Auction 7187
Thursday, May 10, 2018
$7,500.00
John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia (as Frankie Ray) Daredevil #14 Story Page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)
John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia (as Frankie Ray) Daredevil #14 Story Page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1966)....
Lot 93239
Auction 7187
Friday, May 11, 2018
$220.00
John Romita Sr. Chamber of Darkness #2 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969)
John Romita Sr. Chamber of Darkness #2 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969)....
Lot 93240
Auction 7187
Friday, May 11, 2018
$1,500.00

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